Jump to Navigation | Jump to Content
American Bar Association

  Children's Rights Litigation




3700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63108
Telephone:       (314) 256-8790
Website:          www.lsem.org/CHAP


Begun with funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Children’s Health Advocacy Project (CHAP) is a medical-legal partnership between Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and St. Louis University School of Law, and numerous health care providers: Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  The program is expanding with a substantial grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

This groundbreaking partnership is changing the culture of pediatric practice in St. Louis by encouraging a holistic approach to children’s healthcare.  Because growing up in poverty presents a serious threat to a child’s health, a medical-legal partnership is a unique way to improve children’s health outcomes by bringing together providers who ensure that the basic needs of the child and family are met.  By helping patients navigate the complex government and community systems that often hold solutions, providers and CHAP can improve the health of the most vulnerable people in our society—low-income children.


151 East Griffith Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 925-7180
Fax: (601) 925-7182
Website: http://law.mc.edu/law-centers/children/


The Family and Children’s Law Center provides a vital service to children involved in the legal system as well as practical training for MC Law students. The Family and Children’s Law Center equips students and community volunteers with the skills required to shepherd children in need of an advocate through the court system.


The Family and Children’s Law Center includes substantive courses, clinical experiences, and a student run society. Annual Guardian ad Litem trainings offered through MC/Law CLE Department are also an integral part of the center.


At the heart of the Family and Children’s Law Center is the Child Advocacy Program and its Clinics. Under faculty supervision, second and third year law students have the opportunity to participate in Youth Court and Chancery Court on child-related cases or serve as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem.


The Center’s Adoption Clinic provides free legal assistance to families who wish to adopt, and matches those families with law student lawyers. Second and third year law students can participate in the Adoption Legal Clinic and serve as counsel under the supervision of faculty professors.



481 Coliseum Drive
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-7429
Fax: 662-915-7447
E-mail: UMLSLC@olemiss.edu
Website: http://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics/child-advocacy-clinic/
Students in the Child Advocacy Clinic are appointed by courts to represent children in cases involving allegations of neglect and abuse. As Guardians ad Litem for the child, students interview witnesses, investigate the child’s home, review pleadings and medical and school records, and make recommendations to the court regarding the best interests of the child.